Everyone is probably familiar with the Spanish bayonet, which is an evergreen shrub with sword-shaped, rigid leaves with long fibers along their margins. The bell-shaped creamy flowers on tall flowering stems are quite impressive and very ornamental.
All you need to make it happy is a full sun location, well-drained soil, as poor as possible; best if you have a sloped area in the garden. Combined with various perennials or annual flowers Yucca will give a tropical look in the summer and keep showing green and happy during the long winter months for those that ‘suffer’ in a cold climate. It also looks great in a gravel/dry garden combined with other hardy succulents.
Apparently Yucca fruits can be cooked and eaten after the seeds are removed and the large petals are used in salads; it has had many other uses in the past.
Germination: warm germinator; some recommend soaking the seeds 1 day before sowing. These are fresh seeds collected locally and should germinate easily.